Aliya Ramaraja, the son-in-law of Krsnadevaniaharaja,
who became sa/'vadhikari on the accession of this Sadasiva-
raya, was exercising supreme power in the state. In the year
S.S. 1480 Raktakfi, the Pafica Padushahs of Deccan, that is, the
five Muharamadan rulers in the south — the rulers of Bijapuram,
Bidur, Daulatabad, Ahraadnagar, etc., who had been paying
tribute to this Raya, having united together fought a battle
with Aliya Rarnaraja at the village of Raksasi-Tangadi on the
bank of the Krsna. These Muhammadans killed Ramaraja
together with his army, and marched to Vijayanagara. They
set fire to the city, palaces, and temples and plundered the
country. As they gave some territory to the said Sadasiva-
raya, inscriptions bear testimony to his rule for ten years, even
after the establishment of the Turaka Government.
Kaijiyat of Cuddapah i L. £. 8, pp. 128-29,
Then, while Sadusiva and Aliya Ramaraja were ruling as
King and Tuvaraja respectively, the five Deccan Padushahs of
Bijapuram, Bidur etc., joined together and fought with Aliya
Ramaraja and killed him. In consequence Warangal and
Anumakonda were once again included in the Turaka
Kaijiyat ff An«makopda : Mae. Mst. 15-4-5, p. 108.
Ramarajayyadeva Maharaja having come to power was
ruling the kingdom until &S. 1483. The Deccan Padushahs
having joined together killed Ramaraja, the king of Kar^a-
taka, and took possession of the country. Malik Vibauram
Padushah sent a Muhammadan officer called Martuja to take
possession of this place,
JCriJiyat of Kondavld* : Maf> Jfss. 15-4-40, pp. 22-3.
186. RAMARAJA'S BAKHAIR.
To the presence of R. R.* my Lord Master :— The petition
submitted by the servant of (your) servants, Ramaji Tirmala
. R- rtwids prol>»bly for RSjtrtJafri.